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Letter to the Editor: Student exchange

Dear Editor, In this time of ongoing turmoil, student exchange is good medicine for a world torn by terror. We want to invite the families of Bellville to help us combat international fears and … more

AG Paxton: Texas Leads 13-State Coalition for School’s Rights

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement today after his office filed a reply brief in its lawsuit seeking a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. … more

Is it time for your stress test?

A week ago Tuesday was one of the worst days of my life. Let me tell you about it and hopefully someone’s life will be saved in the process. A week ago Monday night my husband Eddie complained … more

Capital Highlights: Parties to campus-carry lawsuit to return to court

AUSTIN — Three University of Texas professors are seeking a temporary injunction “to at least retain the option of maintaining their academic classrooms as gun-free zones when classes start … more

Planning a cross-country move with your pet

Tips to make the journey go more smoothly A cross-country move is no small feat. The logistics alone of packing up all of your worldly belongings and getting them to your new digs in one piece -- … more

Capital Highlights: State rolls out revised women’s health program

A women's health program is in effect and ready to deliver more care to more women statewide who are 15 to 44 years old and whose income is up to 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines. Sen. … more

Appellate court strikes down Texas voter ID law

Texas’ voter photo identification law is racially dis­criminatory, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled July 20. In striking down the law passed by the Texas Legislature in … more

Creating a conversation

There’s still a social stigma that African-Americans general­ly come from broken homes and haven’t been raised properly on how to interact responsibly. They are social deviants. I’ve heard … more

Past President Willis Webb’s reflections from 50 years ago

Editor’s note: With more than 50 years’ experience and count­less loved columns, Willis Webb gave not only The Sealy News but several of our sister newspa­pers a keen sense of growing up in … more

Capital Highlights: Governor reacts to downtown Dallas ambush

A “Black Lives Matter” protest turned tragic when a sniper fired into a crowd estimated at 1,000 people in downtown Dallas at about 9 p.m. on July 7. Dozens of shots were fired, reportedly from … more

Letter to the Editor

Many people have suffered incalculable losses due to the flooding over the last couple of weeks. As we repair our lives and homes, we should take the time to thank those friends, families and members … more

Guest Column: Country Baptists loved Stamps Quartet’s ‘sangin’

When you’re born, bred and raised ‘country’, there are some givens. My mother saw to my baptism, inoculation and total exposure to what is known today as “Southern Baptist quartet … more

13 states seek injunction against bathroom rules

The Texas Attorney General today filed a motion for a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal agencies and officials. … more

Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on US Supreme Court Ruling on HB2

Today’s United States Supreme Court ruling striking down House Bill 2 (HB 2) is a devastating blow to the protection of the health and safety of women in Texas. HB 2 was passed during the 83rd … more

DPS Increasing DWI Patrols for July 4th Holiday

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for an 11-day period that includes the July 4th holiday. From June 27 – July 7, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in … more

Guest Column: What kind of news do you like? — Blood and gore?

In more than half a century in the news business (and still counting), it seems inescapable that the general public is drawn to “bad news.” It just seems to be in our nature to gawk and almost … more

Capital Highlights: Supreme Court affirms 5th Circuit in immigration case

The deadlocked U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 in effect affirmed a judgment that the Obama administration’s use of deferred action in implementing immigration policy violates the United States … more

Comicpalooza delivers super sci-fi fun with ‘Aliens’ cast and others

It’s been 30 years since the science fiction blockbuster movie “Aliens” came out and Sigourney Weaver doesn’t look like she’s aged a day. As for the rest of the cast ... well, gosh, how … more

Capital Highlights: DPS asks citizens to report suspicious behavior

In the wake of the widely reported June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, the Texas Department of Public Safety called on Texans to pay close attention to what’s happening in their own … more

Guest Column: Cousin Dooley and his sleek, black 1950 Mercury

Perhaps junior high age boys aren’t as gullible and impressionable as they were when I was that age.In my hometown, one campus served both the high school and the junior high, grades 7-12, with 210 … more
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